Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III appears to have escaped a big fourth-quarter hit in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos unscathed.
Griffin was plastered to the turf by 335-pound Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton with 5:43 left to play and had his left knee pinned underneath him. He lay on the field injured for several minutes before eventually walking off under his own power. Griffin did not return to the game, but said afterwards he felt okay. He was re-examined on Monday by Redskins orthopaedic physician Chris Annunziata, MD.
“The knee is fine,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan said during his Monday press conference. “Little bit sore right now. That’s about it.”
The play was a scary reminder of Griffin’s torn right knee ligaments suffered in the playoff loss at home to Seattle last January, though he was seen giving a thumbs up to teammates on the sidelines after being examined by team medical personnel. But Griffin is expected at practice on Wednesday.
“He’s going to have a little bit more rehab this week, which is typical of the quarterback or any other player having something hurt,” Shanahan said. “But they feel he’s fine and will be ready to go on Wednesday.”